Caring for Blind Parents: Cost to the Education and Well-Being of Children in Tamale, Ghana

Kuyini, A and Kuyini, A 2016, 'Caring for Blind Parents: Cost to the Education and Well-Being of Children in Tamale, Ghana', Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 22-41.


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Title Caring for Blind Parents: Cost to the Education and Well-Being of Children in Tamale, Ghana
Author(s) Kuyini, A
Kuyini, A
Year 2016
Journal name Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation
Volume number 15
Issue number 1
Start page 22
End page 41
Total pages 20
Publisher Routledge
Abstract In this study we explored the experiences of the guide children (children who guide adults with visual impairment to beg for a living on the streets) in Tamale, Ghana, to unearth the impact of the guiding role on their educational participation and well-being. Data were gathered from 104 children and 57 adults using a set of questionnaires and interviews. The results showed that adults chose many of the children to take on the guide role and many of the children did not attend school. The implications for the children's well-being are discussed in relation to needs and rights.
Subject Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
Social Work not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Caring for parents
child rights
children as carers
children's education
children's roles
Ghana
kinship foster care system
parents with a disability
DOI - identifier 10.1080/1536710X.2016.1124252
Copyright notice © 2016, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
ISSN 1536-710X
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